Johanna Newman, DNAP, CRNA, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 1999 from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ; her Master of Science, Concentration: Nurse Anesthetist Program from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 2004; and her Doctor of Nurse Anesthetist Practice from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 2011. She has been involved in educating nurse anesthesia students in Florida since 2012 and practicing anesthesia in a variety of clinical settings in Florida since 2005. Dr. Newman currently serves as the Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Newman is a highly respected leader in the Nurse Anesthesia profession, she has served in various leadership roles on the local, state, and national level. She most recently served as President of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetist from 2019-2020. Dr. Newman has published in nationally recognized scientific journals and has presented poster and podium presentations at the state, national and international level. Dr. Newman maintains membership in many professional organizations to include the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Nurses Association, and Florida Nurses Association.